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Additional race information can be found at http://www.tour-de-troit.org/paczkirun.
The run before the big day (Fat Tuesday)! Feel better about eating those paczki, or run the route to scout out your favorite place to purchase them. The 5K route winds through Hamtramck, highlighting the city that boasts “the world in 2 square miles.” After the race, paczek and beer are served to each finisher, and prizes for age group top finishers!
After the Run, be sure to join the polka party and enjoy the city and all of its spectacular shops, bars, and restaurants ! Day of discounts provided to runners by participating businesses.
T-SHIRTS NOT GUARANTEED to those registering after AFTER 2/11/23.
7-9:30 AM- Packet Pick-up Please get there early. Do not wait until 9:15 to arrive. Pack Pick up will be on site.
8 AM- Music starts! Party begins!
Streets begin to close.
9:20 AM- Start lining up for the race on Joseph Campau. For the safety and improved experience for all runners we encourage you to line up according to your pace. Runners with a pace of 7 minute miles and faster in the front,
minutes and faster in the middle, slower than 10, walkers & strollers in the rear.
9:45 AM- Weather permitting, Polish Dancers will dance on Joseph Campau in front of the start!
10 AM- RACE STARTS!
11 AM- Results begin to be posted and Award Pick-up begins at the same tent as packet pick-up.
RACE START- 10AM
Virtual Option also available.
We are looking forward to seeing you Saturday, February 18 at 10 a.m. for the Paczki Run in beautiful Hamtramck!
GETTING TO THE RACE:
The Race Start is on Jos. Campau, just south of Holbrook at Hanley Street. There will be some closures on I-75 starting on 2/26. Please check for construction before heading out to the race to ensure you are not stuck in traffic.
The race route will be closed at 8 AM. You will not be able to cross the barricades after this time until the entire race has ended. We advise parking outside of the race barricades, and walk to the start if you need to leave before noon. Attached is the route map. Please plan accordingly. The Paczki Run happens in 70-degree weather or 10 inches of snow. Please dress appropriately and know that “the Run must go on.”
Several municipal lots are available in the city. Please note: cars will not be able to pass through runners so if you are a fast runner, keep that in consideration when identifying places to park. There is also street parking, but please do not block driveways, alleys, or park on the 5K route, as you will be towed. Please be certain that you pay the meter and add extra time to stay longer and eat drink and shop! ROUTE MAP, MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT LOCATIONS, BIB DISCOUNTS CAN BE FOUND HERE! We advise parking outside of the race barricades, and walking to the start if you need to leave before noon.
Friday, Feb 17: Packet Pick up at The New Dodge Bar, 8850 Jos. Campau, Hamtramck 11AM-7PM
Saturday, Feb 18: PACKET PICK-UP: 7 AM-9:30 AM
To make the line move faster, you can find your BIB number in advance online: LOG INTO RUN SIGN UP AND FIND YOUR BIB NUMBER. Bring it with you and go straight to one of our fabulous volunteers, AND SAVE TIME!. Picking up your friends' packets? Do the same.
Water, BEER, Paczek and… Vodka?
Water will be available after you cross the finish line, where you will receive a can of still water, and a Paczek.
This year in addition to a beer, we are providing a small shot of Detroit Distillery’s Paczki Vodka! Beer and vodka will be distributed to those 21 and older near the polka tent after the run.
We love dogs, but dogs are not allowed on the route. This is a policy made to ensure the safety of the animals and other runners. Depending on the weather the streets will be highly salted and therefore rough on the paws. Leashes trip runners. Please keep Fido at home. Our dogs are home as well.
An outdoor Polka tent is back, with the Misty Blues performing! Masks required at all times.
WHAT'S A 'BIB DISCOUNT?
The Tour de Troit, Inc. created the idea of BIB Discounts back in 2010. Basically, it is our way of connecting runners to the local businesses and the sponsors that support our events. We want you not just to run in the event, but participate in the community that hosts it! To do that, several sponsors have provided discounts to people sporting their BIB in their establishments. Follow Tour de Troit on social, and see our list of discounts here online.
AM A VIRTUAL RUNNER! WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Your race packets will be mailed to you starting February 20. You will have 1 week to complete your run. We encourage you to take pictures and to send them to email@example.com, Please upload your results on Run Sign Up. We thank you for your support and look forward to running with you in person soon.
I HAVE A FRIEND THAT WANTS TO REGISTER!
Registration is open online until February 16, 2022 at 11:59PM. There will be a limited number of registrations available on event day, but we recommend registering early.
I WANT TO VOLUNTEER (OR HAVE A FRIEND WHO DOES)!
Excellent! We still have some volunteer slots to fill in order to stage this event. Please share this opportunity or sign up yourself here.
THANKS TO OUR 2023 SPONSORS!
City & Annual TDT Sponsors: The City of Hamtramck, The Hamtramck DDA, Giffels Webster, Robar PR, Amicci's Pizza, Miller Canfield
Caniff Level: Eastern Michigan Distributors, Ellis Porter – The Immigration Attorneys, Pleasantrees
Holbrook Level: Balkan House, Detroit City Distillery, Liz In Detroit, Maine Street Restaurant,
Conant Level: Dos Locos Tacos, Huntington Bank, McKenna, Ray's Ice Cream, Royal Kabob, Srodek Campau Quality Sausage
Yemens Level: Baker Street Car Bar, Beignets to Go, Bozek's, Cafe 1923, Fowling Warehouse, Golani Dental Centers,, Smalls Bar, Kelly's Bar, Le Detroit Macaron, Motor City Sports Bar, New Palace Bakery, The Painted Lady, Pewabic, Polish-American Federal Credit Union, Polish Art Center, Polish Institute of Culture & Research, Polka Dot, Polonia, The Pioneer Building, Rat Queen, Shondhan Driving School, Sam's Market, Small's Bar, Tekla Vintage, Whiskey in the Jar, Wimsatt Building Materials, Woodward Throwbacks
INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP? EMAIL OUR SPONSORSHIP MANAGER AT Chrissy@tour-de-troit.org.
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